Birmingham

Map
Autumn 2013

Art
Exhibitions

Welcome to the Autumn Birmingham Art Map. The Art Map will help you to discover, explore and enjoy the great art, ideas, culture and creativity made by Birmingham for Birmingham. All exhibitions and events listed are free unless otherwise stated. The Art Map can only list some of the huge range of exhibitions and events programmed by the city’s art galleries, artist-led projects, studio groups and independent curators, so we are also delighted to announce the launch of www.birminghamartmap.org Designed as a simple, central digital information point the website offers quick links to all the listed organisations’ websites making accessing up to date programme information even easier.

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH There are more than 40 galleries to explore in the grand Grade II listed building displaying art and objects spanning seven centuries of history and culture.

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Library of Birmingham Gallery Centenary Square, B1 2ND The new Library of Birmingham will provide a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections and will provide state of the art facilities. Reference Works is the first exhibition.

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three 3 Mary Street, Hockley, B3 1UD three, the team that brought you Thrift Radiates Happiness. three’s programme reflects the most current and exciting art talent found in the West Midlands today.

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Birmingham Printmakers 90 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR Birmingham Printmakers is an open access workshop run on a membership basis with facilities for a wide range of printmaking. We offer regular classes including etching, relief printing and screenprinting.

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The Lombard Method 68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR The Lombard Method is an artist-led studio and project space that supports the development of artists through an exciting and challenging programme of residencies, exhibitions and events.
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Vivid Projects 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Digbeth, B5 5RS Vivid Projects is a collaborative agency dedicated to exploring the convergence of film, video, performance and interdisciplinary practice.

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Capsule Capsule have gained a reputation as a dynamic and innovative arts producer, initiating, commissioning and producing multi disciplinary work. Crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences including the internationally renowned Supersonic Festival.

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mac birmingham Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH mac birmingham is a contemporary arts centre, which provides arts for all. We offer free exhibitions year round and a wide range of creative workshops, courses, events and performances.
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Who Punched the Unicorn School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX Birmingham School of Art presents a diverse collection of contemporary practice, final presentation exhibitions and research from all Art-Based Masters courses.

Companis Food Provocateurs Companis delights in the absurd, the naughty and the down-right dirty, weaving this into our work of bespoke and humorous dining experiences which immerse the diner in a fusion of performance, food and spectacle.

The Wig 55 Great Tindal St, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8DR The Wig is a fluid space for experimental practice, exhibition space and artists studios.

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Margaret Street Free Arts Council Unit 1, The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH The Margaret Street Free Art Council (MSFAC) are an art collective built on fair exchange and ethical collaboration. We operate within a constructed institutional framework, striving for cooperation between contemporary art and radical politics.
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Winter Art Fair 1 Oozells Sq, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS Four of Birmingham’s leading contemporary art galleries Ikon Gallery, Eastside Projects, The Lombard Method and Grand Union collaborate to present a special Winter Art Fair.

Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR Eastside Projects is a free public gallery that is being imagined and organized by artists. Our ambitious exhibition programme is accompanied by regular events, talks and performances.

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Ort Gallery 500–504 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH Ort Gallery is an artist-run gallery space in Balsall Heath, an underprivileged neighbourhood in Birmingham. Ort Gallery’s aim is to showcase artwork from artists in a state of emergence.

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A3 Project Space 2 Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA A3 Project Space is a new artist-led venue in Digbeth that launched a responsive and evolving programme of exhibitions, projects and events in June 2013.

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The Edge/Friction Arts The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH Friction Arts exists to create change and to seek out and test new ways to connect and inspire people through engagement with the arts.

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Mission print 82 Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5RD Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm

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Art Bus Now in its tenth year Art Bus offers a chance to visit five of the city’s leading art galleries – The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Eastside Projects, Ikon Gallery, mac birmingham and the RBSA Gallery – in one evening, for free.

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Fierce Festival Birmingham’s premier live art and performance festival. Widely recognised as one of the UK’s most important contemporary arts festivals, Fierce has established an international reputation for risk-taking, excellence and innovation.

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PEA PEA has a strong focus on visual art featuring artists from Central and Eastern Europe as well as artists interested in the region, its specificity, culture, history and socio-political situation.

Mission Print has served the art community in Birmingham since 1995 with fine art screen printing and offset litho. We’re willing to tackle any project, however ambitious. www.missionprint.co.uk

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RBSA Gallery 4 Brook Street, B3 1SA The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. An Endless Supply www.anendlesssupply.co.uk

ARTicle Gallery School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX ARTicle gallery, is an experimental gallery and project space located within The School of Art. The programme’s focus is on curatorial practice and is run in partnership with the MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice course.

Grand Union 19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Digbeth, B5 5RS Grand Union is a gallery and studios that supports the development of artists and curators through provision of high quality studios and an exciting programme of free exhibitions and events.

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Balsall Heath Biennale The Balsall Heath Biennale is conceived and co-ordinated by artists Elizabeth Rowe and Chris Poolman. The project features exhibitions, talks, performances, events and cats.

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Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Sq, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS Ikon Gallery is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue, showing work by artists from around the world. Visitors can enjoy talks, tours and workshops or browse Ikon’s independent bookshop.

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[RHP] CDRs [RHP] CDRs is a research, production and event programming unit committed to investigating the relationships between visual and aural practices within the contexts of contemporary art and experimental music.

Future Listings
The next Art Map will list exhibitions and events from 1st January to 30th April 2014. Submission deadline is 1st December 2013. A listing costs between £30 and £50 depending on the size of your organization, project or group and whether you are profitmaking or not. We only accept visual arts listings, but define this broadly. If you are interested drop us a line at mail@birminghamartmap.org

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS Major works by artists including Monet, Magritte, Botticelli, Van Dyck and Turner hang in the galleries at the University of Birmingham based Barber, alongside fantastic temporary exhibitions. And it’s all free!

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Library of Birmingham Centenary Square, B1 2ND Capsule is delighted to present the Library of Birmingham’s Discovery Season, inspired by the Library’s internationally important archives and special collections.

Stryx 13 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Digbeth, B5 5RS Stryx is an artist-led studio, project and exhibition space formed by Fine Art graduates in 2012 who work together to foster a diverse range of events, exhibitions and projects.

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A3 Project Space 2 Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA Opening times vary, see website for details a3projectspace.org

See www.a3projectspace.org for programme details

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Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR Wed–Sat 12–5pm eastsideprojects.org

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Art Bus 11/12, 5–9pm Hop on and off the bus and enjoy an evening of after hours access to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Eastside Projects, Ikon Gallery, mac birmingham, and the RBSA Gallery. With free tours Art Bus offers a great opportunity to discover new venues and explore old favourites.

Haze and Fog 21/9–16/11 Solo exhibition by Chinese artist Cao Fei Dear Lynda 21/9–16/11 Exhibition of material from curator Lynda Morris’ archive Eastside Projects 5th Birthday Party 11/10, 7–10pm Trade Show 7/12–22/02 Group exhibition exploring trading structures used by artists within everyday life situations *For full programme details see website

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The Lombard Method 68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR Opening times vary, see website for details thelombardmethod.org

Matt Welch 24/8–8/9 Solo exhibition of new work made during a one-month residency at The Lombard Method End of residency event 31/10–1/11 Final presentation from this year’s graduate artists in residence

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Stryx 13 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Opening times vary see website for details stryx.co.uk

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mac birmingham Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH 9am–late macarts.co.uk

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ARTicle School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX Mon–Thurs 10am–6pm Friday 10am–5pm articlegallery.info

The Femail Project 7/9–11/9 Exhibition curated by Emma Leppington, Graduate Show – MA Contemporary Curatorial Course (also open Sat 7 and Sun 8 Sept, 10am–4pm) Fierce Festival Archive 24/9–16/10 Exhibition curated by Harun Morrison, Sarah Farmer and Kate Lambert (also open Saturday 5 October) *For full programme details see website

The Edge/Friction Arts 79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH Opening times vary, see website for details frictionarts.com digbethechoes.com

Echoes 22/8–16/11 A performance without performers. A tour without a guide. An exhibition about place, pressed, stitched and spun out of the memories of the people who lived and worked in Digbeth and Highgate over the past sixty years *Open Thurs–Sat. Book online digbethechoes.com/echoes-exhibition
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The Garden 21/9–24/11 Sculpture, video, drawing and photography by Vered Lahav Sounding the River 3/10–6/10 Outdoor, performance on the River Rea. From £8 Cannon Hill Lectures 8/10–26/11 Weekly sessions for young people aged 16-24 Tall Stories: The Snow Dragon 26/11–8/12 For ages 3+. From £9 NIE: Hansel and Gretel 3/12–14/12 For ages 5+. From £10

Narrative Structures 1/9–11/9 Group exhibition Enthusiast: archive 27/9–29/9 Exhibition by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska Stryx hosts Fierce Festival Hub 3/10–7/10 Nocturne: Part 2 18/10 Collaborative event Light Capture 25/10–31/10 Video exhibition Synchresis 15/11–21/11 Video/sound exhibition STRYX 15/12–21/12 Group exhibition

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Who Punched the Unicorn? School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX Open Fri 6/9 6–9pm, Sat–Sun 10am–4pm, Mon–Weds 10am–5pm whopunchedtheunicorn. tumblr.com cfar-biad.co.uk

Who Punched The Unicorn? 6/9–11/9 MA Shows at the School of Art. See websites for up to date listings of all School of Art and research events accessible to the public

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three 3 Mary Street, Hockley, B3 1UD Mon–Fri 11–4pm bryantpriestnewman. com/about/three

Edward Wakefield 3/10–17/10 Solo exhibition of collages with a performance on the opening night Jane Tudge 7/11–21/11 Paintings made from wax in this solo show
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The Wig 55 Great Tindal St, Ladywood, B16 8DR Opening times vary see website for details thewigbirmingham. blogspot.com

The Wig Social Every third Friday of the month Transmission 25/10–31/10 A Group Show ‘Versus’ 22/11 The Wig Christmas Party 13/12

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Fierce Festival Locations and opening times vary, see website for details wearefierce.org

Balsall Heath Biennale Locations and opening times vary see website for details balsallheathbiennale.com

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Public Art. How Does It Get Made? 10/9, 6.30–8pm Talk with Ruth Claxton & Claire Doherty, Ort Gallery Balsall Heath Biennale International Open Submission Exhibition & David Sherry Performance 27/9, 4–9pm Exhibition Judges Gavin Wade, Sarah Shalgosky, Zoe Lippett, Cheryl Jones 58 Eastwood Road, B12 9NB.

Fierce Festival 4/10–6/10 The internationally acclaimed programme of ground-breaking art and performance celebrates its 15th anniversary. Over three days events and interventions will appear in spaces across Birmingham including a full day of events at Warwick Arts Centre *See website for full event listings and ticket prices

Ort Gallery 500–504 Moseley Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH Tues–Sun 10am–5pm ortgallery.co.uk

Suck the Living Labour 4/9–16/10 Solo Exhibition by Pil and Galia Kollectiv Identity Parade 8/11–14/12 Solo Exhibition by Sadie Hennessy Artist Talk by Pil and Galia Kollectiv 4/9, 7pm Workshop with Pil and Galia Kollectiv 16/10, 7pm Workshop with Sadie Hennessy 9/11, 2pm Guided Tour by Sadie Hennessy 14/12, 2pm

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Vivid Projects 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Opening times vary see website for details vividprojects.org.uk

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS Mon–Fri 10am–5pm Sat–Sun 11am–5pm (Closed 23–25 Dec) barber.org.uk

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Companis Food Provocateurs Location and opening times vary, see website for details companis.co.uk

Rude Food Fiesta: It’s a bit of a mouthful! 14/9, 4–11pm Specially commissioned rude food, lewd cooking demos, artist performances, specially brewed ales, cocktails and live music. Tickets £15 from rudefoodfiesta. eventbrite.co.uk Sensorial literary journey for the Library of Birmingham 10/10 See website for full programme

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Library of Birmingham Gallery Centenary Square, B1 2ND Mon–Fri 8am–8pm Sat 9am–5pm Sun 11am–4pm reference-works.com libraryofbirmingham.com

Reference Works: New work by Michael Collins, Brian Griffin, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps 3/9–29/12 Reference Works is a major new photography commission in which four leading artists have made creative responses to the new Library of Birmingham and the old Central Library

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[RHP] CDRs Location and opening times vary, see website for details rhpcdrs.wordpress.com

SVARTVIT 6/11 Performance by Dutch Sound Artist. Venue and time to be confirmed, see website for details. Free entry, but donations welcome. See www.rhpcdrs.wordpress.com for further programme details

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Walking times RBSA Gallery → The Lombard Method, 30 mins Vivid Projects → Ikon Gallery, 34 mins Ikon Gallery → The Wig, 11 mins The Wig → Eastside Projects, 40 mins Friction Arts → Grand Union, 11 mins Eastside Projects → A3 Project Space, 10 mins

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RBSA Gallery 4 Brook Street, B3 1SA Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm Sat 10.30am–5pm Sun 1–5pm rbsa.org.uk

Galactic 22/7–19/10 Craft exhibition Members & Associates’ Exhibition 11/9–12/10 Kaleidoscope 21/10–18/01 Craft exhibition RBSA: Our Collection, Our Archive and You 11/11 – 22/11 Open Exhibition 27/11–24/12 Exhibition of entries by artists from across the UK

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Capsule Location and opening times vary, see website for details capsule.org.uk

Bring to Light 25/10–27/10 Inspired by Supersonic Festival and celebrating the best in new music and performance the programme combines electronic music, folk, electro acoustic composition, hip hop and more with performances from Dinos Chapman, Shangaan Electro, Masaki Batoh alongside rare footage from Coventry born music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and new work inspired by her innovations. See website for ticket prices

IZ-B12: Margaret Street Free Arts Council Unit 1, The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH Opening times vary see website for details distrakshun.blogspot. co.uk

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MSFAC present IZ-B12 A six-month programme of events investigating the art of activism and resistance through critical theory, exhibitions, music, discussion and more. For information including listings please visit our website or email artpunks@aol.com

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Enthusiast: archive 27/9–29/9 Exhibition by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska Talk by Neil Cummings 26/9, 7–8pm Exhibition and event hosted by Stryx*

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Library of Birmingham Centenary Square, B1 2ND Opening times vary see website for details libraryofbirmingham.com

Capsule curated Discovery Season 3/9–31/12 Events and exhibitions encompassing a wide range of media including sound, digital media and extraordinary objects chosen for their ability to stimulate questions about what a library can be. Artists include Morag Myserscough, Juneau Projects, Lucy McLauchlan, Matt Watkins, Book Apothecary, Serena Korda and more

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Birmingham Printmakers 90 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR Location and opening times vary, see website for details birminghamprintmakers.org

Birmingham Printmakers: Thirty Years of Printmaking 1983–2013 19/10–19/1 Group exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Open Day 23/11, 10–4pm Open studio event, a chance to visit the workshop, meet some of the members, see their work and buy cards and prints

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Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS Tues–Sun 11am–6pm & Bank Holiday Mondays ikon-gallery.co.uk

Reporting Back 25/9–10/11 Exhibition of paintings by Birminghamborn artist Hurvin Anderson Tim Johnson 4/12–9/2 Exhibition of paintings by Australian artist primarily concerned with the communication of unseen phenomena David Tremlett 4/12–21/4 Exhibition by the British artist, best known for his large-scale wall drawings

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH Mon-Thu 10am–5pm Fri 10.30am–5pm Sat 10am–5pm Sun 12.30pm–5pm bmag.org.uk

George Catlin: American Indian Portraits 12/7–13/10 Native American life told through vivid portraits from the 19th century A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson* 20/7–3/11 Captivating stories, including the Gruffalo, are brought to life Photorealism* 30/11–30/03 Key photorealist works from the 1960’s to the present day *See website for ticket prices

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Function 4: Portraiture 6/9–24/11 Highly original photographs by BCU students Sonic Vision: New Electroacoustic Music Inspired by Art 13/9–10/11 A groundbreaking sound installation inspired by Barber paintings John Monks: Painting in Layers 15/11–26/01 Layered paintings of interiors and everyday objects by this London-based artist

Grand Union 19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Thurs–Sat 12–5pm during exhibitions plus additional events listed grand-union.org.uk

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And The Heavens Cried 6/9–27/10 Solo exhibition by Bob Parks Artist’s Talk 17/9 Bob Parks in Conversation with Marcus Werner Hed Record Swap Workshop 26/10 Listen to records with R’n’B enthusiast Bob Parks * See website for additional events and Nov–Dec programme details

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Free School: Poetry, Carnival, Politics 5/9–7/9 Curated by Ian Sergeant Call to Arms 7/9 With Bristol Radical Film Festival, £3 33 Revolutions 11/9 Event with Unconvention Kuchar Brothers 13/9 16mm film with Flatpack Festival, £6 Rebel Girl 19/9–21/9 Group Exhibition Slide/Tape 5/10–16/11 Group Exhibition * See website for times and tickets

Winter Art Fair Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS Friday 29/11 6–8pm Saturday 11am–6pm Sunday 11am–2pm

Winter Art Fair 29/11–1/12 Featuring a range of affordable works including limited edition prints, publications and sculptural multiples, suitable for the home or office, as an investment or a great Christmas gift. For further details visit participating gallery websites

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